Make sure tamales are not touching the water. Cook as directed. To avoid burning bottom of tamalera or pot, add several coins to the water. Coins will rattle throughout the cooking time. If rattling stops, add more water to the pot.
How to Secure the Tamales
Use an additional corn husk to secure the tamales. Shred husk into 1/2-inch-wide strips. Tie 1 strip around folded end of each tamale to secure before placing in tamalera pot to cook.